About the Research Office


John Wilderman graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics in 1989 and spent eight years in industry working for MKS Instruments, Inc. doing electro-mechanical design and production.  

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The Research Office at UNH provides leadership and services to support research and scholarly work, facilitates cooperation with businesses, and communicates the scope and impact of UNH research. 

Sponsored Programs Administration

Sponsored Programs Administration supports the faculty; facilitates the grant process; and mediates among the interests of the institution, the sponsor, and the faculty.  Core functions include both pre- award services and post-award administration.

Research Partnerships & Commercialization

UNH Innovation

Building Partnerships through Research

transferring research to the public


The Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) was founded in November 2000 to develop and manage the intellectual property portfolio of the University of New Hampshire.

The mission of the ORPC is to:

  • Build research partnerships that result in commercialization and economic development.

Research Integrity Services

Research Integrity Services administers UNH’s program for the protection of human subjects in research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB); administers UNH’s program for the humane care and use of vertebrate animals, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); manages UNH’s responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity program; administers UNH’s financial conflict of interest in research program and the UNH Disclosure Review Committee (DRC); oversees UNH's compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ; and provides consultati

Research Development & Communications

Research Development & Communications (RDC) helps faculty and other researchers develop strategies and build skills for grant seeking; facilitates development of multidisciplinary and institution-wide proposals; coordinates UNH responses to special funding and award programs; and coordinates communication and recognition of UNH research and discovery activities to the general public, UNH, and the business community.

Environmental Health & Safety

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) works to assure safe and healthful environments for all segments of the campus population through programs of information and education, review and monitoring, technical consultation and provision of direct services.


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